Whether you spend Valentine's Day snuggled up with your boo or raging with your single girlfriends, there's one variable that's a non negotiable. You must have soft, sexy, touchable hair. Here, we got New York City-based celeb hairstylist Amoy (Joy Bryant is a fan!) to give us her top tips on how to score soft, sexy strands by the fourteenth. Read more: Ask the Experts: The Wedding Stylist SearchThe Hair Architect: Color Coordinate Your New YearHow to Find Your Perfect Wedding Day Hairstyle

Feb, 02, 2010

Whether you spend Valentine's Day snuggled up with your boo or raging with your single girlfriends, there's one variable that's a non-negotiable. You must have soft, sexy, touchable hair. When you're hair looks and feels irresistible, you're already halfway to a phenomenal night! The only issue? It's February, and the freezing cold weather can dehydrate your hair, leaving it dull, dry, and decidedly uncute. Here, we got New York City-based celeb hairstylist Amoy (Joy Bryant is a fan!) to give us her top tips on how to score soft, sexy strands by the fourteenth, 1. TREAT YOUR TRESSES: "When your hair is dull and dehydrated, a shot of moisture will make all the difference. Hit the salon for a deep conditioning treatment, or apply a hair mask once a week, at home. I like Terax Original Crema Ultra Moisturizing Conditioner ($22)." 2. GET GLOSSY: "If your highlights are looking blah, brassy, or faded-out, ask your stylist for a Cellophane Gloss treatment. This is just a clear, shine-enhancing treatment that adds oomph and sparkle to dull hair...it's absolutely safe to use with a relaxer. The results are so sexy!" 3. SNIP SNIP: "This may seem obvious, but get a trim before Valentine's Day! Clean edges makes your hair look a thousand times bouncier and more healthy." 4. CLARIFY THINGS: "Product buildup is a sexy hair killer. If you use tons of product in your hair, consider washing with a clarifying shampoo to strip your strands of grease, pomades, hairspray and styling lotions. Your hair will thank you!" Try Pantene Pro-V Clarifying Shampoo ($5.79). 5. ROLL BOUNCE: "Whether your hair is Rihanna-short or long like Gabrielle Union's, a great roller set will add lots of sexy volume and bounce. First, spritz a hairspray like L'oreal Ellnet Hairspray ($14.47) at the roots for volume,  then add some hot rollers--I like Conair MiniPro Compact Hair Rollers ($19.99)--and let them sit while you do your makeup. When the rollers are cool, remove and shake your hair out. You'll have a nice cascade of pretty curls." 6. SWEET SCENTS: "On Valentine's Day, spritz perfume on the nape of your neck before going out. You'lll leave a sultry waft of fragrance wherever you go." 7. FRESHEN UP: "If, by the 14th, you're on the second or third day of your 'do, get rid of oily roots by spraying a brush with dry shampoo, and then brushing hair. I'm a huge fan of Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo ($11)." Read more:

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